How to host a NewsTrain workshop
workshops begin with a request from a potential host.
order to hold a NewsTrain workshop in your city, a few basic requirements need
to be considered.
Host Committee: Each workshop is
developed by NewsTrain staff and a local host committee. The host committee consists
of 6-10 representatives from local or regional news organizations, regional AP bureaus,
state press groups, journalism association chapters, and college journalism
Attendance: Our target for attendance is 85 to 100 people. Host committees are responsible for promoting the workshop and recruiting participants.
Costs: Registration is $75 per person. Host committees are
responsible for providing the venue and food service. Host committees receive $35 from each $75 registration fee to cover or help offset venue and food costs. NewsTrain covers all other costs.
Planning: The host committee works with NewsTrain staff to plan the workshop, manage
registrations, and run the workshop. Host committees work closely with the NewsTrain
Project Director through all phases.
your area has been selected to host a NewsTrain workshop, the host committee
will receive a packet of planning tools and begin working with the NewsTrain
Project Director. Planning begins six months before the workshop.
DOWNLOAD the 2014 NewsTrain application form.
For more details or to
request a NewsTrain workshop in your area, contact Michael Roberts, NewsTrain
Project Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.